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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Review: Gin Fling

Gin Fling Gin Fling by Lucy Score
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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OMG. IF I DIDN'T LOVE BOOTLEG SPRINGS BEFORE, WELL I DEFINITELY DO NOW.

RTC.

I just, I thought this series couldn't get better. I thought they had given me everything I wanted. But I was so, so wrong.

Jonah and Shelby are PERFECT. I probably said that about Scarlett and Devlin, Bowie and Cassidy, Jameson and Leah Mae, and even JuneBug and GT, but I mean it this time.

I absolutely love how Bootleg Springs takes in these two outsiders and makes them part of their own. Jonah has the Bodine blood and that basically makes him Bootleg, but the real proof that he is a Bootlegger is the initiation. That special brand of Bootleg Justice.

I'm in love. I'm in lust. I'm waiting for my forever with a Bootleg Springs citizen. Do they still have single Bootleggers in my age group??

At this point, the only thing I'm missing is Gibson Bodine falling in love (and Oh, I have so many theories and canNOT wait to see who the lucky lady is) and getting his HEA. And, the obvious, what happened to Callie Kendall?!

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Review: The Coaching Hours

The Coaching Hours The Coaching Hours by Sara Ney
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When we met Elliot in the first book, The Studying Hours, I thought THAT'S WHO NEEDS A BOOK. And maybe that's because he seemed like a nice guy or maybe because Oz was the first roommate to fall, followed closely by the second roommate.
Book series trends tend to stick with something!

But here, Sara does what she wants! And I AM HERE FOR IT. Seriously.

Elliot is the book I've been wanting. And let me tell you that *nothing* goes the way I think it will. NOTHING>

And that's so, so good because I don't want a predictable story.

I was even nervous for a bit due to the circumstances and I thought maybe--just maybe--Sara was gonna pull a fast one on me.

But alas, she prevailed. And in doing so, gave me a story I could not stop listening to.

I've already lined up the next Douchebag. Because, yeah, there's another.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Meet Your Next Royal #RoyalsRule


I'm so honored to be asked to participate again this year! I love doing this tour and I hope you guys enjoy reading about our favorites! This time around, Foxy Blogs and Collector of Book Boyfriends thought it would be fun to bring you...

MEET YOUR NEXT ROYAL #RoyalsRule

For this stop on the tour, I'm bringing you a different kind of royalty. 
I'm bringing American Royalty. 

The New Camelot series by Sierra Simone featuring:

Now, let's get down to the reason Ash, Greer, and Embry should be your next royal read. 

5 "We're Already Real" Stars

What can I possibly say about this book that hasn't already been said? Has it all been said? I'm sure it has. Despite the fact I know I am so incredibly late to this Sierra Simone/American Queen party, I am going to put words down to describe my feelings. Maybe. Hopefully.

I want to feel like my veins are being sliced open by the sheer desire of someone powerful, I want to be handled and cherished and used and worshiped. I want a man or woman to claim me as their equal partner in every way--until we're alone. Then I want to crawl to them.

If this line didn't hook you, I'm not sure you should be reading this. American Queen is intense. It's the story of a girl who is told to keep her kisses to herself. It's the story of a girl who falls in love with a man ten years her senior. It's the story of a girl who falls in love with her first lover. It's the story of love. All-consuming, over-powering, gut-wrenching love.

Right now, I was a vessel of pooling want, I was ready to be whatever he wanted me to be, ready to crawl into his veins and make him mine.

The emotions in this book are raw. Raw emotion drives this book. Primal instincts. Love. The desire, the want, the need. This perfect trifecta that couldn't be more beautiful if it tried.

"You're with me," he grunted in my ear as he continued to force his way in and out of my virgin cunt. "You're not with him. You're giving this to me."

I'm not sure if I even have words for this scene. This scene is the end and the beginning of something so much more than love, want, or need. It's the coming together of two souls who are hurting for another. It's the ripping apart of two hearts who just want one thing they can't have.

"You want to take care of me? Then fucking own me. Wreck me. Tear me up and sew me back together the way that only you know how."

Yes, please, yes. Do you feel the intensity? The urge? The desire to be controlled? The desire to be owned? The desire, want, and need to please?
You should.

"I kissed him because even though he's broken my heart twice in ten years, I still think he looks beautiful in the winter moonlight. Because sometimes I think I might literally die from wanting to feel his lips on mine."

You feel it now, don't you? That love? That fire that's burning through every page of this book? The slow burn?


"Just because you want to forget who you are doesn't mean the rest of us can forget you."



5 ”You’re Pronouncing Please Wrong” Stars

This is the story I wanted as soon as Embry became a key player in American Queen. As soon as his importance was realized, I wanted this book. There’s nothing like being inside Embry’s mind and I don’t think I’ll ever get enough.

”Oh, trust me, Lieutenant Colchester, I always keep both eyes on a man directly beneath me. Both hands too.”

I think this is the first time I shivered while reading this book. Yes, shivered. It was such an honest, open statement and it was so ridiculously cocky that I couldn’t help but love Embry just a little bit more here.

"I’ll take you any way I can have you. If all you’ll give me is a few stolen nights, then that’s what I’ll take.”

This relationship had never been easy. Kept in the dark, hidden from those around them, their romance was always going to be a scandal. Now that they are older, wiser, and even more involved? Now that two have become three? The truth of the relationship is still hiding in the dark.

"You’re sick.”
“No, sweetheart, You’re sick.”
“I am. I know I am. We both are. That’s why he likes us.”

But are they really sick? I found myself questioning this entire scene. Is it sick to want certain things during sex? Is it sick to need to submit? Is it sick to love the submission, but only if you fight it first? Who’s to say what is and isn’t sick? But these two? These two know what they want, what they need. They know, and they’ve found someone to fulfill those needs and desires.

”Your discipline belongs to me.”

*shivers* This line. Oh, god, this line. Watching Embry and Ash come together, seeing Ash and Greer through Embry’s eyes....it’s all just so freaking intense. I don’t even know if I have words to describe it.

It was fate, obviously, even though I didn't believe in fate. But it felt fated: there could be nothing in my life that wasn't connected to Ash.

Everything, and I do mean everything, is connected in this book. And if it doesn't appear to be, I'm sure it is. Even if we don't see how, even if we don't want to see how, it is.

This book has left me broken, torn in to three pieces, and I'm not sure if I'll recover. I ran the gamut of emotions between the covers of this book. I've been hurt and I just hope I can be repaired.

I have to rescue her. She’s already rescued me.




“You are more dangerous wielding love than you are wielding pain” Stars

Eleven days.
It took me eleven days to read this book.
Eleven days.

Eleven days where I hurt and cried and felt pain.
Eleven days when I felt unconditional love, devotion, and magic.

Eleven days where I was terrified I would be broken.

I was broken.
I was hurt.
I was in pain.
I was elated.
I was happy.
I was in love.

Eleven days where my mind, body, and soul were held captive.
Eleven days where my happiness, sadness, and contentment were handled by the King.
Eleven days where I fought, and bled, wanted, and needed more from my Prince.

Eleven days where the Queen ruled.

Should you read this book? Yes.
Should you savor this book? Yes.
Should you devour this book? Yes.

I'm not sure how you can both savor and devour a book, but make it happen.

Eleven days was too long.
Eleven days wasn't long enough.

The New Camelot is waiting.



#TeamEmbry #YesSir #YesMyKing #LittlePrince #KingArthur


Do I need to write something else here to convince you that you want to read this series? Is there something I could have said? Do you need to know why they are royalty? Or why they should be the next books you pick up? 
I hope I don't need to explain. I'm hoping my reviews said all I needed to say. 

And because you guys stuck it out until the end, there's a pretty cool giveaway happening. Click below to enter: 

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**Teasers used with permission from Serena M. 

Friday, June 21, 2019

Review: The Failing Hours

The Failing Hours The Failing Hours by Sara Ney
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

OH Zeke. I knew he'd be a favorite. I'm surprised his book is so soon in this series, but I'M TOTALLY HERE FOR IT.

He's broody and angry and has a chip on his shoulder bigger than me.

But I LOVE IT ALL.

The anger, the broodiness, the fact that he's just so, so afraid.

Afraid of not being loved. Of not being enough. Of being left behind.

Violet is the perfect, sweetest, kindest girl to show Zeke that he is more than his hurt.

GAH.

Yep. I love it all. I need more. I'm downloading book 3 now.

Sara Ney what have you done to me! I don't have the time to do a binge-read/listen. THERE ISN'T ENOUGH TIME!
But I'm doing it anyway. These Douchebags got me.

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Review: Fluffy

Fluffy Fluffy by Julia Kent
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Julia Kent can do comedy! She firmly plants herself near the top of my go-to rom-com authors after reading this!

If you're in need of a laugh and a book filled with a seriously unfortunate set of events, this is for you.

#AudiobookObsession

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Review: The Studying Hours

The Studying Hours The Studying Hours by Sara Ney
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Is 4.5 an option?? I adored this book!
RTC

I'm late to this party, I realize that. I don't know why I've put off reading these books for so long, but here I am. I'm officially smitten though. Sebastian "Oz" Osborne won me over with his patience, his reluctance to admit defeat, and his ability to love. He's a stubborn, stubborn man and he is only rivaled by Jameson.

Jameson. She's a feisty one. I adore her. She's the kind of college kid I wished I had been. She's strong and independent and fiercely loyal. And not just to others, but to herself. She knows she's worth more than a fling or a one time deal and she waits for something real.

And that's why I loved this book.

Well, the banter, the dreams/nightmares, the banter, and the slow-ish burn of things. Those are the other reasons. But really, I'm downloading the next HTDADB book now.

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Review: Gin Fling

Gin Fling Gin Fling by Lucy Score
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

OMG. IF I DIDN'T LOVE BOOTLEG SPRINGS BEFORE, WELL I DEFINITELY DO NOW.

RTC.

I just, I thought this series couldn't get better. I thought they had given me everything I wanted. But I was so, so wrong.

Jonah and Shelby are PERFECT. I probably said that about Scarlett and Devlin, Bowie and Cassidy, Jameson and Leah Mae, and even JuneBug and GT, but I mean it this time.

I absolutely love how Bootleg Springs takes in these two outsiders and makes them part of their own. Jonah has the Bodine blood and that basically makes him Bootleg, but the real proof that he is a Bootlegger is the initiation. That special brand of Bootleg Justice.

I'm in love. I'm in lust. I'm waiting for my forever with a Bootleg Springs citizen. Do they still have single Bootleggers in my age group??

At this point, the only thing I'm missing is Gibson Bodine falling in love (and Oh, I have so many theories and canNOT wait to see who the lucky lady is) and getting his HEA. And, the obvious, what happened to Callie Kendall?!

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